A New Research Paper: UNU-WIDER: ''The Gender Dimensions of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Challenges in Development Aid''
Thursday, July 20, 2006 10:38 AM

Source: Development Gateway
by Marcia E. Greenberg and Elaine Zuckerman
Contributor: Adam Swallow
Published: June 2006

Based on analysis of the World Bank and other donors for post-conflict reconstruction (PCR) loans and grants from rights-based, macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives, we conclude that few PCR projects identify or address gender discrimination issues. Bank PCR investments hardly reflect Bank research recognizing that gender inequality increases the likelihood of conflict and gender equality is central to development and peace. Our conceptual framework examining women's programmes, gender mainstreaming, and gender roles in transforming violent into peaceful societies, leads to recommending that PCR projects systematically address gender issues and promote gender equality to make peace work.

To download the paper please go to: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/rps/rps2006/rp2006-62.pdf.

Published in: AWID Resource Net Announcements, Association for Women's Rights in Development, 19 July 2006.